pas•sion \pa-shən\ n [ME, fr. OF, fr. LL passion-, passio suffering, being acted upon, fr. L. passus, pp. of pati to suffer — more at PATIENT] (12c) 1 a: Giving a substantial piece of ourselves in all that we do professionally and personally b: the drive that is deeply rooted in our souls and that which we pour into our work and client relationships 2 a: going the extra mile(s) b: pushing the envelope 3 a: doing whatever it takes to get the job done right b: working in the best interest of our clients, even if we leave some profit on the table doing it
We like the word "passion" because it truly describes an intense piece of us, and not every lawyer would be so bold as to describe themselves as passionate – but we do. We gain incredible satisfaction from the practice of law, and that drives us to work harder, longer, and smarter to commit ourselves fully to our client's objective. Our enthusiasm for our craft is infectious, and we find that our clients come to enjoy our interaction, since we have realized that a hard day's work also needs to include a bit of fun. The next thing they know, we've successfully finalized their deal or won their case, and we sure did enjoy it too. It is not by accident that their success is the product of our passion.